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As a parent, a million and one things run through your mind every day when it comes to your child’s safety. Your garden included. The last thing you want is to let them out to play in your garden and they hurt themselves on something you’ve overlooked. But, kids love being outside, and spending time in nature helps promote a range of skills they can take into adulthood such as gardening, taking care of nature, and role playing. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your garden is child friendly so they can enjoy their time outside just as much as you. Here’s how you can do that.


Put up safety fences

If you decorated your garden before you had children, there may be areas that could be a danger to them. Or, perhaps you’ve just moved in and haven’t had a chance to renovate your garden yet. Either way, putting up safety fences is your best bet when it comes to keeping your children away from something that could be harmful to them. So, if you’ve got a fish pond or a rose bush with lots of brambles, consider putting up fences (even if only temporary) to keep them safe from harm.

Add some fun into the garden

Look back on your childhood. There’s a good chance that some of the best memories were spent in your back garden exploring with friends or siblings. While it’s important for your children to be safe, you should also consider adding fun into the garden to help deter them from the potential dangers. You could build a climbing frame over some bark to protect them if they fall, or you could consider getting a pool supply company to build them a kiddy pool. Of course, you may need to put safety fences up around the pool when you’re not in the garden, but imagine the memories they’ll make splashing in the pool on a hot summer's day.

Get rid of insect nests

While most insects are integral to nature, the problem you might be facing is nests in your garden. Unfortunately, insects build nests as and where they feel like it, and it’s usually in an inconvenient place for us. If you are noticing lots of signs of insect infestations, then it’s a good idea to get pest killers in to remove them from your garden. In the meantime, you can use insect killer in places you know your children won’t accidentally gain access to.

Use rounded furniture

Finally, even if you’ve only been a parent for a couple of years, you’ll know all too well that children run everywhere. But, some garden furniture isn’t built with children in mind, and if they accidentally bump into it, it could cause them a lot of harm. Even if you can’t afford new garden furniture, you can child proof them with corner protection to help keep them safe while they’re playing in your garden. Where possible, opt for rounded furniture from day one.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

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